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Crock Pot Warm Pineapple Punch

Crock Pot Warm Pineapple Punch

1 (46-oz.) can pineapple juice
3 C. orange juice
1/4 C. fresh lemon juice
2 cinnamon sticks

Pour pineapple juice into slow cooker, followed by orange juice and lemon juice. Add cinnamon sticks. Cook on Low for 2 hours. Remove cinnamon sticks. Serve warm. Garnish with orange or lemon twists or pineapple chunks.


Fireside Sipper

Fireside Sipper

A warming sipper, steeping with all the healthy benefits of green tea. Simmer and serve from a slow cooker.

3 green tea bags
1 1/3 cups hot water
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/3 cups apple juice.

Steep tea in hot water for 5 minutes. Discard tea bag. Combine all ingredients in a crock-pot or coffee urn. Simmer on HIGH until heated through and flavors blend (about 1 hour). Remove cinnamon sticks. Turn to LOW heat. Lift the lid occasionally to allow the aroma to fill the air. Serves 4.

Spiced Lemon Apple Cider Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

This looks like it would be doable in the crockpot. Either heat it on stove top and keep warm in crockpot or heat it in the crockpot.

Spiced Lemon Apple Cider Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

1/2 gallon apple cider
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup orange juice
3 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon whole cloves

Combine all ingredients together in a large pot and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Hot Buttered Cranberry Cider

Hot Buttered Cranberry Cider
Preparation: 10 minutes; cooking time: 16 minutes

5 cups apple cider or apple juice
4 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1 3-inch cinnamon stick
6 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons honey
cinnamon sticks, for garnish

Combine apple cider, cranberry juice cocktail and cinnamon stick in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil (8 to 10 minutes). Continue cooking until heated through and flavors are blended (8 to 10 minutes).

Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon stick; discard. Add butter and honey; stir until butter melts. Transfer to a slow cooker.

To serve, ladle into heated mugs. Garnish with cinnamon stick and add a splash of rum, if desired.

Makes 8 1-cup servings.

— Land O’Lakes

"Mauled" Apple Cider

“Mauled” Apple Cider

2-qts. apple cider or apple juice
1/4 c. sugar
12 whole cloves
6 whole allspice
4 4-inch cinnamon sticks

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Over low heat, heat to boiling. Boil 3 to 5 minutes; remove and discard spices. Serve hot. Makes 16 servings.

Orange Spiced Cider

Orange Spiced Cider

Erika Reinhard, Colorado Springs, CO

4 cups unsweetened apple juice
1 can (12 ounces) orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon red-hot candies
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon whole cloves
Fresh orange slices and cinnamon sticks, optional

In a slow cooker, combine the first five ingredients. Place cloves in a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of clothe and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Add bag to slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through. Before serving, discard spice bad and stir cider. Garnish with orange slices and cinnamon sticks if desired.

Yield: 8 servings.

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